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Behind an Internet message service's close // Pressure from the Church of Scientology is blamed for the shutdown

Title: Behind an Internet message service's close // Pressure from the Church of Scientology is blamed for the shutdown
Date: Friday, 6 September 1996
Publisher: New York Times
Author: Peter H. Lewis
Main source: nytimes.com
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Pressure from the Church of Scientology International was at least partly responsible for the recent shutdown of a well-known Internet messaging service based in Helsinki, according to the Finnish operator of the service. The service, known by its Internet address, anon.penet.fi, was used by hundreds of thousands of people worldwide to send and receive electronic messages without divulging their true identities. It was the best known of a small, global network of special computers known as remailers, whose legitimate users include ... [Read the rest at nytimes.com]